Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Las Vegas: "Effectively empty for the second half of March"

by Calculated Risk on 5/05/2020 03:03:00 PM

From the Las Vegas Visitor Authority: March 2020 Las Vegas Visitor Statistics

Reflecting the impacts of travel restrictions imposed in the middle of March in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, all key indicators saw dramatic YoY reductions.

Las Vegas hosted an estimated 1.5 million visitors (-58.6%) during the month as the destination was effectively empty for the second half of the month. Likewise, convention attendance saw a YoY decrease of -54.8%.
Here is the data from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

Las Vegas Click on graph for larger image.

The blue and red bars are monthly visitor traffic (left scale) for 2019 and 2020.   The dashed blue and orange lines are convention attendance (right scale). 

Convention traffic in March as down 54.8% compared to March 2019.  And visitor traffic was down 58.6% YoY.

The numbers for April will be much worse.